Barbara Buffton

Training and/or coaching people in

  • Leadership/management skills
  • Presentation/personal impact skills
  • Stress/time management
  • Dealing with change.

About the author

Barbara Buffton, director of BB People Developers Ltd, has been successfully delivering coaching and training programmes to individuals and teams from a wide range of backgrounds and experience for over twelve years, both in the UK and abroad.

Her training style has been described as ‘enthusiastic, warm and approachable’. She specialises in the fields of personal growth and development within a business context. Through her coaching, training and writing, Barbara helps and inspires people to perform to the best of their abilities and to get more of the results they want.

Much of her coaching and management development experience (and her clients keep coming back for more) is with large multi-national and blue-chip companies, giving her familiarity of dealing with widely-varying cultures. When working in the corporate world, her passion is to translate the so-called soft people skills into hard business results.

Barbara has a BA (Hons) degree in French and Linguistics and a postgraduate diploma in careers guidance. She is also qualified as a master practitioner and trainer of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and has a diploma in performance coaching.

Some recent clients

Her client list includes

  • Deutsche Bank
  • The Department of Work & Pensions
  • Alstom Power
  • Zurich Municipal
  • RAF
  • Siemens VAI
  • Jardine Lloyd Thompson
  • Farrr (part of Barbon Insurance Group)
  • Various local authorities

as well as smaller local companies.


Barbara is a published author of four books, including The Which? Guide to Choosing a Career Her latest book is Follow Your Dream published by Lean Marketing Press 2006